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Modern Living - © John Neel
Matchbox Pinhole Camera -  © John Neel

Matchbox Pinhole – Easy to make and FUN to use!

In preparation for the upcoming Worldwide Pinhole Photography Day event at the end of April 2014, I have decided to do a how-to post on making a very easy and fun to use pinhole camera.

Dinosaur - © John Neel

Chance and Opportunity – When luck comes your way…

During the making of the image…, I realized that one of the bikers was about ready to leave. I started the HDR sequence just before he started the bike, which turned on the headlight.

An Illustration of a magnified Pinhole Aperture - John Neel

Pinhole Photography – How to measure the diameter of a DIY pinhole aperture

Knowing the working aperture allows you to calculate the best shutter speed for exposing under different lighting conditions.……In this post, I will show you a great way to measure the actual pinhole.

Mandala - © John Neel

A PHOTOGRAPHIC MANDALA IS A BEAUTIFUL THING

  Mandala – A geometric figure representing the universe in Hinduism and Buddhist symbolism.   As a kid, I used to love to see the world as reflected through a toy kaleidoscope. In…

Man Walking - © John Neel

Focusing is an art, especially in photography.

In my way of thinking, focus implies a sense of subject. Focus is the “what” of an image. It is what you want the viewer to …

Strand, Under The dark Cloth - Screen shot

Inspiration – Paul Strand – Under The Dark Cloth

Video – Paul Strand – Under The Dark Cloth………”To be a photographer you must have something to say about the world.” – Paul Strand

Trash - © John Neel

It’s a fool’s paradise. Finding true nature is getting tough.

A photograph can purposely leave things out. Depending on the intent, photographs only shows us what the maker wants us to see. They are purposefully selective. We want to believe that the scenes are full circle, similar to what is outside the frame, factual and as environmentally pristine as they seem magnificent.

A and E - © John Neel

Thinking Out Loud – Cliché

“Ultimately, it is the photographer who needs to recognize the potential of a particular moment. It is his or her responsibility to avoid typical representations and the likelihood of producing uninspired and unimaginative photographic likeness. … ” – Read more…

Orb - © John Neel

Creativity Knows No Lens – or Camera

Creativity comes from within. It really doesn’t matter about the lens or the camera. The only thing that really counts is vision.